Blogging & standardized tests: Using Kidblog to familiarize students with tech

Blogging & standardized tests: Using Kidblog to familiarize students with tech

I have high expectations for blogging; students are not allowed to use “text-talk.” They know that blog posts won’t be accepted unless words are spelled out, capitalized, and have punctuation.

I have high expectations for blogging; students are not allowed to use "text-talk." They know that blog posts won't be accepted unless words are spelled out, capitalized, and have punctuation.... read more

Turning Ordinary Occurrences Into Extraordinary Tales : Incorporating Blogging Into An Assessment

Turning Ordinary Occurrences Into Extraordinary Tales : Incorporating Blogging Into An Assessment

Rigorous assessments that enable student buy-in are often hard to find and create. Kidblog can help make this process easier. I used Kidblog for the final assessment of a unit that I created for my eighth grade students surrounding the play “The Diary of Anne Frank” that coincides with the Common Core standards. If you

Rigorous assessments that enable student buy-in are often hard to find and create. Kidblog can help make this process easier. I used Kidblog for the final assessment of a unit that I created for my eighth grade students surrounding the play “The Diary of Anne Frank” that coincides with the Common Core standards. If you... read more

Webinar: Allowing Students to Publish to the World

Webinar: Allowing Students to Publish to the World

In this Kidblog Webinar, Doug Robertson shares how he uses blogs in his fifth grade class to break  up the traditional school-based writing process and make it more relevant and exciting. Doug provides tips for moderating your students’ comments section and discusses the benefits of publishing students’ work for a wider audience. In this video, you will

In this Kidblog Webinar, Doug Robertson shares how he uses blogs in his fifth grade class to break  up the traditional school-based writing process and make it more relevant and exciting. Doug provides tips for moderating your students’ comments section and discusses the benefits of publishing students’ work for a wider audience. In this video, you will... read more

Three Types of Math Problems to Use in Kidblog

Three Types of Math Problems to Use in Kidblog

Recently I have been using Kidblog to facilitate online math discussions with my students.  I posted several questions, asked the students to answer them in the comments, and told them I would wait awhile before approving any comments.  This gave students a chance to think about the problems before they read anyone else’s answers. In

Recently I have been using Kidblog to facilitate online math discussions with my students.  I posted several questions, asked the students to answer them in the comments, and told them I would wait awhile before approving any comments.  This gave students a chance to think about the problems before they read anyone else’s answers. In... read more

Connecting with an Audience

Connecting with an Audience

Creating an audience for students helps them to discover that writing is not just fulfilling a class assignment—it can be a tool for thinking, a means to connect with readers, and a way to understand ourselves and others.

Creating an audience for students helps them to discover that writing is not just fulfilling a class assignment—it can be a tool for thinking, a means to connect with readers, and a way to understand ourselves and others.... read more

Webinar: Blogging in an Elementary ELA Classroom

Webinar: Blogging in an Elementary ELA Classroom

In this Kidblog Webinar, Alissa Weinstein shares how she uses blogs in her third grade ELA lessons, including poetry and reading response. Alissa provides tips for engaging students using visuals and images to enhance student content and increase engagement. In this video, you will learn: The benefits of blogging in an elementary classroom A structured

In this Kidblog Webinar, Alissa Weinstein shares how she uses blogs in her third grade ELA lessons, including poetry and reading response. Alissa provides tips for engaging students using visuals and images to enhance student content and increase engagement. In this video, you will learn: The benefits of blogging in an elementary classroom A structured... read more

Webinar: Using Kidblog in a High School ELA Classroom

Webinar: Using Kidblog in a High School ELA Classroom

In this Kidblog Webinar, high school English teacher Lauren Ressler shares how she uses Kidblog to increase engagement and test scores with her 11th and 12th graders. Lauren provides tips for encouraging quality comments on student blog posts and motivating independent reading. In this video, you will learn: How blogging can solve problems of motivation

In this Kidblog Webinar, high school English teacher Lauren Ressler shares how she uses Kidblog to increase engagement and test scores with her 11th and 12th graders. Lauren provides tips for encouraging quality comments on student blog posts and motivating independent reading. In this video, you will learn: How blogging can solve problems of motivation... read more